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Canisius in the News

Canisius alumnus Erik Brady ’76 shared a story in the Monday, February 15 edition of The Buffalo News about “a long lost letter” from (then U.S. Senator) Joe Biden to Canisius student Tom Buckel ’78. Buckel was president of the Undergraduate Student Association (USA) at Canisius in 1977 and invited the former Delaware senator to speak on campus.

Click here to read more about the charismatic interaction between President Biden and Buckel.

Submitted by: College Communications

Ash Wednesday Mass this Week

AshWed.pngAsh Wednesday is today, February 17. Campus Ministry will celebrate two Masses in Christ the King Chapel, at 12:05 p.m. and 8:30 p.m..  Ashes will be distributed at both.  All are welcome!

Daily Masses will continue to be held Monday – Friday at 12:05 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.

Sunday Masses will be held at 8:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.

Sunday masses are also live-streamed on the Canisius Campus Ministry’s Facebook page.

Submitted by: Rev. Jack Mattimore, SJ, Chief Mission and Ministry Officer

Lean into Lent

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The Office of Mission & Ministry presents “Lean into Lent,” a scriptural reflection series beginning today, Ash Wednesday. Different members of our Canisius community will present 14 short reflections during each of the Wednesdays of Lent, one at 12:30 p.m. and another at 7:00 p.m.

  • Sarah Signorino, director of mission & identity, will reflect at 12:30 p.m. this Wednesday.  Click here for the Zoom link.
  • Rev. Jack Mattimore, SJ, chief mission officer, will reflect at 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday. Click here for the Zoom link.

All are welcome to join! Each short session will include an opening and closing prayer, chosen scriptural reading, reflection and questions for participants to silently pray upon.

Please contact Sarah Signorino with any questions at

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, of Mission & Identity

Canisius GGF Team Wins 11th Year in a Row

The Canisius Golden Griffin Fund (GGF) team won the regional CFA Research Challenge competition this past Monday. The team analyzed and presented their findings on National Fuel. This is the 11th year in a row that Canisius has won.

Members of the Canisius GGF team are Mike Steffan (captain), Deu Awuok, Tim Shubsda, Nick Szabo and Tucker Weppner. The Canisius team is now on to the Americas, where they will compete via Zoom!

Other participating teams hailed from University of Rochester, Syracuse University, SUNY Geneseo, Ithaca College, University at Buffalo and SUNY Oswego. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Kimberly Beaty to Participate in ECC Panel

Kimberly Beaty, director of Public Safety, will participate in an upcoming panel discussion hosted by Erie Community College, titled “Black and Blue: Policing Communities of Color.” The event will focus on the topic of law and race.

The virtual event will be Thursday, February 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Click here for more information.

Submitted by: College Communications